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Friday, 31 July 2015

Blackpool Zoo - A review

Blackpool Zoo is a short drive from the city centre. Parking is £5 per day and entry costs from £13.95 per adult and £10.50 per child (if booked 7+ days in advance here). Entry is also included if you buy a resort pass plus for £80 which admits you to 9 amazing Blackpool attractions across 7 days. We arrived at the zoo mid-morning and spent three hours there. If we weren't on such of a tight schedule we could have stayed longer and and caught one of the many animal talks that happen throughout the day (there are 20+ to choose from - see here for details). What I loved about Blackpool Zoo is the fact that everywhere was completely flat and there were lots of adaptations to ensure children were able to get a good view of all of the animals. The animals also had lots and lots of space which is obviously important too. Here are a few of our photo and video highlights from the day:-

The Giraffe viewing platform inspired this EXTREMELY RARE moment of sibling affection!

The Big Cats area is fabulous we loved watching the lions, tigers and cubs.

We loved watching the Orang-utan and wondered if he was trying to use the straw as a wig?  

The kids thought it was hilarious watching him pick his nose.

Amazing view of the penguins from the under-water viewing windows

We could have watched the Gorilla's all day - stunning! There were two little babies rolling around and playing together too.

We couldn't resist a camel selfie

Our children loved the dinosaur walk through adventure towards the entrance of the Zoo.

Loved the sign saying you had to exit via the gift shop! We couldn't resist buying this puppet (£7.99).

Blackpool Zoo was very family friendly - there were lots of picnic areas, play parks and even a mini children's farm where you pretend to milk a cow and hold some bunnies. There was also a 'walk through' Amazon rainforest and as mentioned earlier, a different animal talk or flying display every 20 minutes or so. All in all a very good value family day out that is educational too.

Travel Tuesday Bumble Bee Mum


  1. We loved Blackpool zoo although it was about 10 years ago when we went! Great review Sam

    1. Thanks - it was a wonderful day out - definitely recommend a re-visit x

  2. Thank you for linking up on Travel Tuesday!

    Awww man, THAT GORILLA!! I know what you mean when you say you can sit there and watch it all day. Because that is what I would have done, if I have the time that is. It looks so majestic!

    And once you mention that the zoo is flat, I give it a thumbs up. While I love my local zoo, it is just too tiring to bring the kids there often. We have to go uphill, downhill, uphill, downhill and I'm too tired by the time I reach an attraction to admire the animals frankly.

  3. I did not even know that Blackpool had a zoo, it looks like a great day out xx


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